fmian

fmian

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Photographer/Re-toucher/Consultant
Joined on Mar 28, 2010
About me:

If you're reading this it's probably because I wrote something that confounded or intrigued you. You should know that much of what I say is uncomfortable truth laced with straight faced sarcasm. Don't take it to heart.

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Zoran K: Viral video of emaciated polar bear may not be what it seems, Nunavut bear monitor says

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-monday-edition-1.4442887/viral-video-of-emaciated-polar-bear-may-not-be-what-it-seems-nunavut-bear-monitor-says-1.4442892

http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1114184771526/

'liberal dpreview journalists'
Like the time DPReview posted an article about a database of female-only journalists on the basis that gender disparity in the workforce is due to sexism... while completely ignoring the fact that DPReview itself only consists of 2 women out of a total of 16 staff members.
That was a funny moment .. we all had a good laugh at DPReview...

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 01:42 UTC
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helltormentor: Global warming is a lie, everybody knows that, so this must be a fake documentary made by THEM to mislead us!

I thought is was changed from 'global warming' to 'climate change'.. because the temperature isn't warming globally. *shrugs*

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 01:16 UTC
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ecka84: Well, of course, polar bears are vegetarian (snowtarian?) and they don't harm other animals when they feed. Right?
We don't even know what's wrong with that bear. Maybe he ate something he shouldn't have.
"need to share both the beautiful and the heartbreaking if we are going to break down the walls of apathy."
- OK, then what's your idea of happy wildlife?
"if the Earth continues to warm, we will lose bears and entire polar ecosystems"
- That's not what we should be worrying about. Much more terrible things can happen if the Earth continues to warm. How many people suffer and die every day because of the idiots running our planet? If you don't know, then you might be one of them. Believe it or not, but nature has survived things worse than us.
There are two choices:
Animals are starving, humans are destroying their ecosystem, mostly due to overpopulation, let's feed them humans. Sounds fair?
OR, leave them alone, let them fight for their own survival and fix the real problem instead.

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 22:08 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (479 comments in total)
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Michiel953: I haven’t gone through the comments yet, but the Canon fanboys must feel outrageously neglected.

Zdman, lol.. what's objective is that entire categories of cameras were excluded.. categories that DPreview regularly writes about. Anyway, I'm out.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 04:06 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (479 comments in total)
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Michiel953: I haven’t gone through the comments yet, but the Canon fanboys must feel outrageously neglected.

Exactly @entoman
Never mind the fact that we can all purchase MANY cameras right now that we'd consider winners within their specific categories, categories that DPreview themselves mentions news on now and then but don't seem to be on this list.

@Barney, as I said, you have the right to write what you want for your own needs. But if you've not written this list with a 'maximum sales demographic' in mind then the wording needs to change. Otherwise you get a bunch of people claiming that this is a marketing driven list.. like what we are seeing in these comments.

i.e. I'm not the only one who feels this way.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 03:48 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (479 comments in total)
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Michiel953: I haven’t gone through the comments yet, but the Canon fanboys must feel outrageously neglected.

So what Richard?

It's about what sells and makes the most revenue from potential DPReview reader sales. If it was about what's best for certain categories, then where are the medium format cameras? Where are the large format view cameras? Where are the technical panorama cameras?

Sure, DP review have a right to post subjective information how they see fit to suit their own needs. That's how things work. Just like readers have a right to perceive the information how they see fit as well.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 01:38 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (479 comments in total)
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Michiel953: I haven’t gone through the comments yet, but the Canon fanboys must feel outrageously neglected.

Why? The first three cameras mentioned are Canon cameras. That's excellent product placement for Canon.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 22:03 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (479 comments in total)

Best = The models we can gain the most revenue from.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 22:00 UTC as 91st comment | 3 replies
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Tequila MockingjayBird: Why rotations? It should be a ball with cameras that captures the 360 shot in one shot. Moving 360/panoramas suffer from moving objects such as birds, people, cars ,etc.

It seems to be cough season for many people around me so the lemon tea just came to mind. Have whatever tea you want folks.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 21:59 UTC
On article Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital (289 comments in total)
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Steven Sandler: Take a look at the Nikon DF, it's basically a brand new full frame digital equivalent of the classic Nikon F with the controls all in the same place as the original film model. Not my cup of tea, but for those cats who still haven't gone digital and who are clutching onto their old film SLR's, it's a viable option.

No.. I actually go out and use the kinds of cameras that the Df was supposed to represent the look and feel and usability of, and they are nothing alike. Their promo material heralded it as some return to form but handling was compromised in almost every single way.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 00:15 UTC
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Tequila MockingjayBird: Why rotations? It should be a ball with cameras that captures the 360 shot in one shot. Moving 360/panoramas suffer from moving objects such as birds, people, cars ,etc.

Why record video when you can just remember what you see and tell people about it over a warm campfire while sipping lemon tea and roasting marshmallows?

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 22:15 UTC

Monochrome lens. About time..

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 22:03 UTC as 92nd comment
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fmian: The same TIME magazine that has chosen Obama and Trump as persons of the year? Bwahahaha..

Ahh.. I see...

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 22:17 UTC

The same TIME magazine that has chosen Obama and Trump as persons of the year? Bwahahaha..

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 22:12 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies

Perfectly exemplifies the sheer banality of contemporary portraiture...

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 00:22 UTC as 57th comment

'The manufacturer expects the body to retail for $1500 when it ships in August 2018'

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT THE!!!!???

'but early backers can get it for $530'

1/3 the price but still WHAAAAAAAAAAAT THE!!!????!!??

That is insanity, especially for such low specs and NO LENS!!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 02:33 UTC as 104th comment | 3 replies
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Adrian Green: Aren’t all manual focussing rings clickless?

'alongside a clickless manual focusing ring'

Typo I presume.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 22:12 UTC
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stratplaya: So I assume the renter is charged the full replacement price?

Why wouldn't it cover water damage?
I've seen 7-8k audio mixers and 60-70k cameras with salt water damage and they were covered by insurance. Not to mention.. heaps of floor pack batteries.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 00:49 UTC
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fmian: Gamechanger.. photos still look flat and lifeless compared to the output from a $250 analog camera..

No... by analog I mean analog...

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 22:06 UTC
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Turbguy1: How many they gonna sell...6...8?

1. I'd rather have a camera that was designed for the lenses I have in mind rather than having to use adapters and risk registration and fitting problems.

2. I purchased a Minolta X-370 brand new and never used in the box for my ex-GF a few years ago. Yeah, I got lucky. But even if I didn't point 1. would still hold.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 01:09 UTC
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